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Kashmir girl Ronak Manzoor wins Silver at International Martial Art Championship in Thailand

Saturday April 22, 2017 8:29 PM, & Agencies

Ronak Manzoor
[Ronak Manzoor has bagged silver medal for the State in the International Martial Art competition held at Chaing Mai Thailand. (Photo: Ronak Manzoor Facebook page)]

Ronak Maznoor, a Class 11th student at Government Girls Higher Secondary School Sonwar, brought laurels by winning Silver Medal at the 5th Sqay Asian Championship held in Thailand. Ronak Manzoor hails from Zewan, Srinagar.

The 16-year old Srinagar girl, Ronak Manzoor has bagged silver medal for the State in the International Martial Art competition held at Chaing Mai Thailand, according to Greater Kashmir.

Sqay is a South Asian form of sword-fighting originating in Kashmir. In the 1980s, Sqay Grandmaster Nazir Ahmed Mir feared that the art would go extinct, and so introduced modern types of competition influenced by Karate and Taekwondo.

Ronak Manzoor, had in February this year won Gold Medal in 58 kg Black Category at the Sqay Martial Art National Championship 2017 held at Kathmandu in Nepal.

Two other Kashmiri girls Mehroosh Manzoor Paul and Aqsa Fareed Khan were in news recently after they won Gold and Bronze medals respectively in the 2016 South Asian Championship of Tong-il Moo-do held in Bhutan. Tong-il Moo-do is a combination of different forms of martial arts.

Before these girls, 08-year-old Tajamul Islam hit the media headlines after she scripted history at the World Kickboxing Championship in Italy, where she made India proud by becoming the first player ever from the sub-junior category to clinch a Gold Medal.

Tajamul, who hails from Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir, participated in the World Kickboxing Championship which witnessed contestants from ninety countries.

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